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  • October 14, 2014

    David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love has its official Opening Night at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre in London tonight. The reviews are in from last night's press night, bringing five stars in Time Out and the Daily Mail, which calls it "revolutionary," and four stars in the Independent, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and the Times. Channel 4 News calls it "extraordinary" and spoke with Byrne in an interview you can watch here.

  • October 13, 2014

    David Byrne spoke with BBC Radio 6 Music's Radcliffe and Maconie earlier today in advance of tonight's press night of Here Lies Love, his musical with Fatboy Slim, at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in London. The production has been in previews there since late last month and has its official opening night tomorrow, October 14. He discusses the origins of the show and shares some clips from the original New York cast album, released earlier this year, and talks about some future plans. You can hear the interview here.

  • about David Byrne

    David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.

    Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”

    Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm

David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record-label Luaka Bop, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has been publishing and exhibiting visual art for more than a decade.

Grown Backwards was Byrne’s first Nonesuch Records release. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz. “This is what we have always felt about David Byrne, and this is how we feel about Grown Backwards, his first record on Nonesuch. It is a great privilege to work with him.”

Nonesuch has also released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Byrne's 1981 collaboration with Brian Eno, followed by The Knee Plays, originally conceived as part of Robert Wilson's epic 1984 play the CIVIL warS; a song-cycle collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and a live concert album with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall.

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David Byrne, known as the force behind Talking Heads, also works as a photographer, film director, author, and solo artist. Grown Backwards was Byrne's first Nonesuch release, followed by the reissue of his collaboration with Brian Eno My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; The Knee Plays; his collaboration with Fatboy Slim on the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love; and, with Caetano Veloso, Live at Carnegie Hall. “There are a few artists today who are so original in what they do that one can truly say they sound like no one else in the world,” says label president Robert Hurwitz.

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